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Job Title:Security Guard, GS-0085-05 (DEU-JR)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-MP-2014-157

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,628.00 to $41,122.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014




Full-time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Redding, CA View Map


All United States Citizens and Nationals


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

Security Guard positions are restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference. If there are no veteran's preference eligibles available, non-preference applicants may be considered.

Embark on an exciting career in security and protection of federal property. Ensuring the security of major water resources infrastructures is more important than ever. In this position you'll perform a variety of duties concerned with protecting major water resources infrastructures such as hydroelectric generation plants, storage dams and reservoirs, pumping facilities, water conveyance/irrigation systems to include federal buildings, equipment and property. Security should be everyone's concern. Make it yours and apply today!

Position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid Pacific Region, Northern California Area Office (NCAO), Shasta Lake City, California. Shasta Lake City is located approximately 13 miles north of Redding, CA. For information on the Northern California Area Office visit:  For information about Shasta Lake City visit:

Additional positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Subject to a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Must have a valid state driver's license.
  • Subject to a detailed background investigation for a High Risk clearance.


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  • Monitors security communications systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), radio systems and phone systems 
  • Guards a broad range of highly sensitive items applying stringent security measures and procedures. Protects items from fire, theft, sabotage, loss, damage and destruction  Controls access of vehicles and pedestrians to facilities or restricted areas Issues visitor passes. Keeps record of visitors and persons entering and leaving facility.
  • Inspects vehicles to assure safety and other requirements are met. Inspects cargo seals on arriving and departing commercial carriers Checks persons and vehicles leaving facility for unauthorized removals of items.
  • Reports fires, accidents and hazards. Summons emergency vehicles and crews when needed. Renders first aid when appropriate. Directs persons to leave areas of fires and other dangers. Uses necessary force for personal and employee defense.
  • Checks buildings and gates to assure they are secured.
  • Maintains logs and journals. Writes reports of incidents.


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Applicants must have specialized experience as defined below:

GS-05:One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service.

Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:  Experience with a Federal, State, municipal, local or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided a knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis.

Be sure your resume describes work performed for each employer to include military service. Prepare a separate entry for each job (job title, hours per week, salary, starting/ending dates (month/year), employer’s name and address, supervisor's name, phone number.

Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, selective factor requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
- Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.  
- Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
- Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of security functions and responsibilities to protect, maintain and secure government facilities. This includes knowledge of laws and security methods and techniques.
2. Knowledge of security communication and surveillance systems.
3. Ability to interpret observations, communicate and act accordingly in dealing with the general public, visitors, employees and other law enforcement personnel in a variety of situations.

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.
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Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for payment by the Bureau of Reclamation. Any cost incurred in reporting for duty are the responsibility of the selectee.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

Employment Conditions:
-This position requires completion of a one-year probationary period, unless you have previously met this requirement.
-Operation of a government vehicle is required; therefore, you must possess and maintain a valid State drivers license. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.
-Selectee is subject to a pre-employment medical examination.
-Selectee required to wear an official Bureau of Reclamation uniform
-Work is indoors and outside, subject to prevailing weather and terrain. Employee works in the vicinity of energized and high voltage sources and moving equipment.
-Subject to lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds
-Position is represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 951.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final appointment and again before you begin work, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Federal hiring process visit:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through the Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe.  For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents.  Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from a USAJOBS profile (instructions are provided during the online application process.) In addition, applicants may e-mail their supporting documentation to, fax directly to the HR Office at 916-978-5563, or mail or hand-deliver to USBR/ATTN: HR, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

Applicants needing assistance in applying online should contact the HR Office at 916-978-5476 or Federal Relay at  The Federal Relay website contains information for TDD/TTY users to receive free needed service.  If applying online poses a hardship, contact the HR Office prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
--For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:


Human Resource Office
Phone: 916-978-5498
Fax: 916-978-5563
Agency Information:
2800 Cottage Way
Human Resources Office
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, CA
Fax: 916-978-5563


After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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